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Adapting data processing to compare model and experiment accurately: A discrete element model and magnetic resonance measurements of a 3d cylindrical fluidized bed

Boyce, CM and Holland, DJ and Scott, SA and Dennis, JS (2013) Adapting data processing to compare model and experiment accurately: A discrete element model and magnetic resonance measurements of a 3d cylindrical fluidized bed. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52. pp. 18085-18094. ISSN 0888-5885

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Abstract

Discrete element modeling is being used increasingly to simulate flow in fluidized beds. These models require complex measurement techniques to provide validation for the approximations inherent in the model. This paper introduces the idea of modeling the experiment to ensure that the validation is accurate. Specifically, a 3D, cylindrical gas-fluidized bed was simulated using a discrete element model (DEM) for particle motion coupled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to describe the flow of gas. The results for time-averaged, axial velocity during bubbling fluidization were compared with those from magnetic resonance (MR) experiments made on the bed. The DEM-CFD data were postprocessed with various methods to produce time-averaged velocity maps for comparison with the MR results, including a method which closely matched the pulse sequence and data processing procedure used in the MR experiments. The DEM-CFD results processed with the MR-type time-averaging closely matched experimental MR results, validating the DEM-CFD model. Analysis of different averaging procedures confirmed that MR time-averages of dynamic systems correspond to particle-weighted averaging, rather than frame-weighted averaging, and also demonstrated that the use of Gaussian slices in MR imaging of dynamic systems is valid. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:16
DOI: 10.1021/ie401896x